Parabens are a controversial topic. There has been a lot of attention drawn to this widely used chemical preservative found in cosmetics and how it interacts with our human biology. That’s why we want to talk to you about parabens and why all of our products are paraben free. As you know, IMAGE products are only sold by licensed skincare professionals and physicians exclusively. The importance of keeping all IMAGE products paraben free has always been a concern of our scientists, especially since daily use has been shown to impact the biology, especially hormones, of both men and women.
Parabens have been shown to impact reproductive hormones (testosterone and estrogen). Moreover, exposure to parabens, especially with daily use, has been linked to breast cancer, in addition to a marked decline in sperm count, bone density (osteoporosis!) and other complicated reproductive problems. This very volatile chemical element is readily found in countless beauty products, but our researchers have worked tirelessly, starting in 2007, to remove this harsh substance from our products and keep it that way. Talk about cutting edge! If you are still not sure about parabens, or if you think that they would not impact you since your skincare regime is limited to a few products, please read on.
Let’s look at your IMAGE regime. Every morning you use your Ageless Total Facial Cleanser. The superior ingredients we utilize make it easy for you to protect and nourish your skin all while doing something as simple washing your face, a simple activity that you do twice a day, maybe more, all depending on your skin type. Think about the impact that harsh chemicals would have, when you use them multiple times a day on one of the most sensitive parts of your body; your skin.
IMAGE cares about the impact that harmful chemicals have on your body. We also care about the ethical implications that come from researching the impact of parabens on the chemical makeup of hormones. IMAGE does not test any of our products on animals, but rather on cell cultures. We care about our products being cruelty free. Understanding cell cultures gives our scientists more versatility to create products, just like our Vital C Hydrating Intense Moisturizer, that can help you repair your skin and promote a healthier complexion rather than give you room for concern.
Keeping your skin looking fresh is only part of our job. Another is remaining committed to ongoing research to ensure we keep delivering the high quality products you have come to depend on that not only make you look good, but are truly good for you. Developing Paraben-free products is one prime example of the IMAGE Skincare difference.